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Reply Cheryl McDaniel
8:02 AM on March 2, 2017 
Great website! I have seen quite a few of these, but there were a great deal I haven't seen! I have an envelope of old pictures from my Grandparents - I love the history of the Village! My Dad, Chuck Wilson, owned the gas station at the corner of Tinkers and Canal before selling it to his brother Bob when he became a Valley View police officer, who in turn sold it to Ray Wiese! I have a few of Wilson Feed Mill back in the day, and a picture of my Grandfather in front of the mill with his milk truck! The good old days I wish I was around for! Great work on the site! So glad that I stumbled across it!
Reply Paul Harris
9:15 PM on March 26, 2015 
Wow, what a great trip down memory lane. I worked for Ray Bahle. I watched the floods take over every spring. I watched the smoke rise from the old freight trains long before it was a tourist trap. My dad build on the north side of Canal Road between Hillside and Tinkers Creek. He called it Thorn Hill as there were so many thorn trees back then that we took down. I cut the Millers grass at Hillside and worked for the Walchers later in my childhood days. My sister put our 56 Chevy in to the canal at Hillside. My dad was a Councilman in the 60's. It was a great place to grow up as a kid. Part of my heart remains in Valley View!
Reply F L. Gosselin
9:37 AM on October 12, 2014 
Thanks for your interest in my site Jeannette. My Grandfather was Frank C Aubrecht who I believe was good friends with your father Casey. I remember seeing some pictures of the old brickyard on canal road when I was doing research a few years back. I think I saw them in old Akron Beacon Journal stories, but I am not sure. If I see them again I will let you know
Reply Jeannette Piasecki Chipka
7:48 PM on October 10, 2014 
Very cool pictures some I have seen before and some not. My brother is Jerry the Mayor and his wife Joni gave me your website. It's very nice. I have been doing research on my families for over 20 years and concentrated mostly on my mothers side and went back to the 1600's in Prussia which is now Ukraine and Poland. I have gone back to about 1740 on my father Casey Piasecki's side but had to eventually hire a researcher in Ukraine because all the films I ordered for Russia were in Russian. However on my mothers side the films were in English which really amazed me. In any event I think you did an awesome job. I am now trying to find a picture of the old brickyard on Canal road because the boarding house where the bricklayers lived was turned into apartment home around 1940 or so. The brickyard was dismantled in 1932. Cleveland Builders Supply Company owned the brickyard in 1950's but unfortunately I could find no information on it during the time we lived in the apartment there around 1948-1953 and then we moved from there to Hienton Road. Sorry this was so long again great job on the site